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Black Nights 2018 / First Feature Competition

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Review: A March to Remember

Review: A March to Remember

First-time director Victor Cabaco recreates a tragic historical episode that took place in Spain in 1976, with support from the audio-visual archives  

04/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Henning Gronkowski  • Director of Yung

Interview: Henning Gronkowski • Director of Yung

“Girls have always inspired me more than guys, for many reasons”

We talked to German director Henning Gronkowski about the intricacies of his feature debut, Yung, centring on four female leads revelling in the Berlin party scene  

03/12/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: The Wild Fields

Review: The Wild Fields

Young Ukrainian filmmaker Yaroslav Lodygin's ambitious first feature is an uneven but impressive adaptation of a famous novel by co-screenwriter Serhiy Zhadan  

30/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: Lorik

Review: Lorik

A mysterious moment of divine intervention transforms an egotistical middle-aged actor into a man with a heart of gold in Alexey Zlobin’s drama  

29/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: Erased

Review: Erased

Slovenian filmmaker Miha Mazzini's first feature is a motherhood drama with a strong social and political angle, and an excellent performance by its star, Judita Franković Brdar  

29/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: As I Fall

Review: As I Fall

Norwegian director Magnus Meyer Arnesen’s first feature is a brand-new spin on familiar tropes  

28/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: Yung

Review: Yung

First-time director Henning Gronkowski ventures through the Berlin youth scene in a film that neither liberates its characters nor judges their choices  

28/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: Head Above Water

Review: Head Above Water

On the difficult subject of a family living with disability, Margaux Bonhomme directs a realistic and successful first feature, thanks to the film’s acting performances  

26/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | First Feature Competition

Review: Cronofobia

Review: Cronofobia

The first feature film by the Ticino-born director Francesco Rizzi transports viewers into a Swiss Lynchian universe  

10/10/2018 | Zurich 2018

Magnus Meyer Arnesen • Director of As I Fall

Interview: Magnus Meyer Arnesen • Director of As I Fall

"Sometimes something seemingly insignificant can change everything, for better or worse"

Norwegian director Magnus Meyer Arnesen talks to us about As I Fall, his somewhat controversial first feature film  

20/09/2018

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